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Horticulture

Horticulture is a part of agriculture facing challenge of the 21th century - to produce enough high quality vegetables, fruits, grapes and wine, ornamental, aromatic and medicinal plants without influencing negatively on environment. Horticultural crops growing has high economic importance in the world as well as in Croatia, needing different level of knowledge suited for hobbyists, professional producers and scientists. For that reasons Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb started their undergraduate study program (BSc) Horticulture in the year 2005, and with the academic year 2008/09 firs students will enroll graduate study (MSc.) Horticulture. The duration of the program is four semesters, worth 120 ECTS credits and it finishes with defending of completed diploma thesis.

Degree in Horticulture is the gateway to a wide variety of careers such as technologist in fruit, vegetables and ornamental growing, horticultural crops nursery or wine cellar, supervisor or extensionist in state or local administration as well as researcher or teacher on scientific institutes, high schools and universities. In order to be well prepared for the future career students enroll one of four specialties:  Viticulture and enology, Fruit growing, Vegetable growing or Ornamental plants. Besides compulsory modules for each specialty high number of elective modules enables study suited to student's individual needs and professional goals.

Fruit Growing List of Modules

  1. Plant biochemistry
  2. Management of SME's in agribusiness
  3. Principles and prospects of nutrition in horticulture
  4. Info systems in agriculture
  5. Plant biotechnology
  6. Principles of integrated plant protection
  7. Experimental design
  8. Plant genetics
  9. Molecular diversity and evolution
  10. Instrumental methods of chemical analysis
  11. Principles and methods of plant determination
  12. Rare and endangered flora of Croatia
  13. Population genetics in plant breeding
  14. Molecular plant breeding
  15. Applied data analysis
  16. Propagation of fruit plants
  17. Modern fruit production technologies
  18. Temperate fruit production
  19. Olive growing
  20. Subtropical fruit production
  21. Quality of fruits, vegetables and their products
  22. Physiological processes of harvested fruits and vegetables
  23. Projecting and introduction of mechanization in orchards and vineyards
  24. Modern fruit storage technologies
  25. Quality of grape and fruit spirit drinks
  26. Fruit and grapevine breeding
  27. Professional project (group seminar)
  28. Degree thesis

Ornamental Plants List of Modules

  1. Plant biochemistry
  2. Management of SME's in agribusiness
  3. Principles and prospects of nutrition in horticulture
  4. Info systems in agriculture
  5. Plant biotechnology
  6. Principles of integrated plant protection
  7. Experimental design
  8. Plant genetics
  9. Molecular diversity and evolution
  10. Instrumental methods of chemical analysis
  11. Principles and methods of plant determination
  12. Rare and endangered flora of Croatia
  13. Population genetics in plant breeding
  14. Molecular plant breeding
  15. Applied data analysis
  16. Management of greenhouse conditions
  17. Vegetable and flower plant breeding
  18. Floriculture II
  19. Park dendrology II
  20. Maintenance of green areas
  21. Perennials in city greenery
  22. Ornamental plant species of rural gardens
  23. Introduction to horticultural therapy
  24. Plant genetic resources conservation
  25. Designing and setting machinery and equipment in vegetable and flower production
  26. Soilless culture of vegetables and flowers
  27. Seed science and technology
  28. Production and processing of medicinal and aromatic crops
  29. Professional project (group seminar)
  30. Degree thesis

Vegetable Growing List of Modules

  1. Plant biochemistry
  2. Management of SME's in agribusiness
  3. Principles and prospects of nutrition in horticulture
  4. Info systems in agriculture
  5. Plant biotechnology
  6. Principles of integrated plant protection
  7. Experimental design
  8. Plant genetics
  9. Molecular diversity and evolution
  10. Instrumental methods of chemical analysis
  11. Principles and methods of plant determination
  12. Rare and endangered flora of Croatia
  13. Population genetics in plant breeding
  14. Molecular plant breeding
  15. Applied data analysis
  16. Biological and ecological factors of vegetables production
  17. Organic-biological production of vegetables
  18. Management of greenhouse conditions
  19. Vegetable and flower plant breeding
  20. Modern technology of vegetables production
  21. Quality of fruits, vegetables and their products
  22. Physiological processes of harvested fruits and vegetables
  23. Soilless culture of vegetables and flowers
  24. Designing and setting machinery and equipment in vegetable and flower production
  25. Vegetable seed production
  26. Modern production of aromatic and medicinal plants
  27. Root and tuber crops production  
  28. Professional project (group seminar)
  29. Degree thesis

Viticulture and enology List of Modules

  1. Plant biochemistry
  2. Management of SME's in agribusiness
  3. Principles and prospects of nutrition in horticulture
  4. Info systems in agriculture
  5. Plant biotechnology
  6. Principles of integrated plant protection
  7. Experimental design
  8. Plant genetics
  9. Molecular diversity and evolution
  10. Instrumental methods of chemical analysis
  11. Principles and methods of plant determination
  12. Rare and endangered flora of Croatia
  13. Population genetics in plant breeding
  14. Molecular plant breeding
  15. Applied data analysis
  16. Grapevine biology and ecology
  17. Grape production technology 
  18. Ampelography
  19. Wine technology
  20. Chemistry of must and wine
  21. Nursery production of grapevine
  22. Table grapes production 
  23. Organic viticulture
  24. Projections and introduction of mechanization in orchards and vineyards
  25. Machinery and equipment in wine-production 
  26. Wine microbiology and biotechnology
  27. Sensory characteristics and evaluation of wine
  28. Quality of grape and fruit spirit drinks
  29. Fruit and grapevine breeding
  30. Professional project (group seminar)
  31. Degree thesis